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ESPN Executives to Visit Hampton University

by Kori Williams

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) announced today that representatives from ESPN will visit SHSJC as well as other university departments on Thursday, February 23. ESPN executives will meet with business, sports management and journalism and communications students to talk about internship and career opportunities with the organization.

Hosted by the Hampton University Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), this is the second year in a row that ESPN reps will visit the campus. This year’s guests include Stacy Williamson, Recruiter; Blandine JnPaul-Reid, Senior Director - Magazine Marketing, and Dan Cramer, Manager - Brand Marketing. In addition, Scripps Howard alums John Jervay, Associate Producer (class of 2003); George Richards III, Production Assistant (class of 2008), and Acie Wyatt, Senior Product Manager - ERT - Charlotte (class of 2000) will be in attendance to network with the students. Jay Harris, SportsCenter anchor and native of Norfolk, Va. will be the featured guest for the student-produced TV Newscast.

The SHSJC agenda includes the ESPN reps participating in the following:

  • 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. – A news cast with Jay Harris produced by Scripps Howard students
  • 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. – An in-depth discussion with the Hampton University Chapter of the National Association for Black Journalists (NABJ)
  • 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. – An ESPN panel discussion in the R.P. Scripps Auditorium

Afterward, the Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation will conduct the main event of the day which is an open session for all students that will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in McGrew Towers.

About The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
The creation of the Scripps Howard School was made possible through a $10 million partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation. The vision of the Scripps Howard School is to produce ethical and competitive leaders equipped to practice excellence and innovation in multimedia technology while adhering to the core principles of journalism and communications. For more information please call (757)727-5405 or email us at shsjc@hamptonu.edu.

About ESPN
ESPN is based in Bristol, Conn. and was launched in 1979. The cable station has six domestic cable networks, and is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities, according to its website. Also, ESPN Radio is heard on 750 affiliates. Recruiters visit 16 to 20 campuses a semester to draft talent for the station.